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WE ARE A SPORTS COMPANY COMBINING WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY WITH ACTIONABLE INSIGHTS

DATA ANALYTICS IS THE FUTURE OF SPORT SAFETY

Head injuries and concussions continue to drive concern and widespread controversy in contact sports with 80% going unidentified, unrecognized, or often undiagnosed. Studies show exposing the crown of head through contact or athletes experiencing high head impact workloads often drive these injuries.  Over the years we have seen rule changes and technique adjustments evolve in an attempt to protect the player and protect the head.  With Athlete Intelligence, we bring a data driven approach to fill the gap between what Coaches Teach their athletes and how they perform on the field.

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MAKE DATA DRIVEN DECISIONS

At the intersection of data collection and player intervention, you will find Athlete Intelligence. With over 10 years of Research and Development, we bring world-class wearable technology and actionable insights to the playing field.  If we know where and how many impacts our athletes take, we will be able to reduce the number.  If we reduce the number, we will reduce head injuries.  If we reduce head-injuries, we will protect our athletes.  In the fight against concussions, data is our best defense.

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CHALLENGE

Head-related injuries may occur in almost any sporting activity but become most common in contact and collision sports.  Still, no product will prevent, identify, or diagnose if a concussion has been sustained.  It is our mission to help Teams adopt a data driven approach to reducing the risk of head related injuries.

INNOVATE

Equipment will evolve, rules will change, and protocols will improve.  As we continue to challenge ourselves to get better, the athletes who play the sports we love will benefit.  Data will help us measure improvements and trends over time that provide key learnings about head contact exposure and how we can mitigate risk to student-athletes.

EXECUTE

We help set the new standards for athlete safety by incorporating a data driven approach.  Data lets you measure and manage everything that occurs on the field during play and brings a quantitative approach to help Team Staff members make more informed decisions.

VALIDATED BY UNIVERSITIES AND TOP RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS

Athlete Intelligence continues is platform of choice for many Universities and Research Institutions.  As these communities strive to learn more about concussions and causes of head injuries in sports, Athlete Intelligence has become platform of choice as the first data analytics company to provide on-field and real time data tracking for helmeted and non helmeted sports.  Data is going to help uncover what we can’t see and provide key leanings on trends and outliers of how our athletes perform.  With Athlete Intelligence, we offer head kinematics detail and raw data exports to the highest level of accuracy.

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THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE VECTOR MOUTHGUARD

After 5 years of Research and Development, in 2015 Athlete Intelligence launches their first commercialized product, the VECTOR™ Mouthguard.  The VECTOR™ MouthGuard is the first real-time, uninterrupted head-impact monitoring mouthguard providing instant feedback about the impacts sustained by athletes on the field during play.  Through years of both lab and on-field testing and validation, Athlete Intelligence becomes the first company to commercialize an impact sensing mouthguard embedded with the technology to accurately and efficiently track actionable head kinematics and raw data exports.  When paired with the Athlete Intelligence platform, users have a complete visualization of team, position, and athlete’s exposure levels of location, count, and severity for head-related impacts.

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RESEARCH STUDIES USING ATHLETE INTELLIGENCE

Athlete Intelligence has been selected as Head Impact Monitoring solution of choice by many Universities and top Research Institutions. View some of the studies we have been involved in below.
Association of Football Subconcussive Head Impacts With Ocular Near Point of Convergence
Biomechanical Correlates of Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Neurophysiological Impairment in High School Football
Magnitude and Frequency of Head Impact Among University American Football Players
An Instrumented Mouthguard for Measuring Linear and Angular Head Impact Kinematics in American Football
Subconcussive Head Impact Exposure Between Drill Intensities in U.S. High School Football
Oculomotor Response to Cumulative Subconcussive Head Impacts in US High School Football Players
Head Impact Exposures Among Youth Tackle and Flag American Football Athletes

WHAT IS A CONCUSSION?

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head or body, a fall or another injury that jars or shakes the brain inside the skull. Although there may be cuts or bruises on the head or face, there may be no other visible signs of a brain injury. Source: WebMD.com

Concussions remain a difficult diagnosis process and require the aid of medical professionals when checking an athlete for symptoms. While no product may be able to prevent, diagnose, or identify a concussion, risk can still be mitigated by ensuring athletes are using proper technique, removing head from contact, and are removed from play if concerns of big impacts have occurred.

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FACT : MORE THAN 3.8 MILLION CONCUSSIONS AND SPORTS BRAIN INJURIES OCCUR EACH YEAR.

What do many professional hockey players, professional football players and professional fighters have in common?

Over the course of their careers, they’ve all suffered from a concussion or multiple concussions. In some cases, their injuries abruptly ended their playing career.

But professional athletes are not the only players susceptible to concussion.

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FACT : 250 THOUSAND CONCUSSIONS OCCUR IN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL EACH YEAR.

Any athlete – especially those who participate in collision sports like football, hockey and lacrosse – can sustain a concussion. However, collision sports athletes are not the only ones susceptible to sports brain injury. Concussions have been reported in players from many different types of sports, including boxing, soccer, BMX, softball, cheerleading, diving and more.

Concussions don’t just occur in games, either. Anytime an athlete suits up, for practice or performance testing, they’re at risk.

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FACT : 300 THOUSAND OF THESE SPORTS BRAIN INJURIES WILL RESULT IN A LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS.

WebMD.com states that you don’t have to pass out (lose consciousness) to sustain a concussion. Some people will have obvious symptoms of a concussion, such as passing out or forgetting what happened right before the injury. But other people won’t.

According to this University of Pittsburgh study, concussions can often cause major, long-term brain impairments in information-processing speed, problem solving, planning and memory. In simpler terms, concussions can destroy your brain’s ability to function normally.

These impairments are worse with multiple concussions.

Typical Symptoms of A Concussion :

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Delayed verbal and/or motor response
  • Confusion and/or difficulty concentrating
  • Disorientation
  • Slurred and/or incoherent speech
  • Incoordination
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Inability to remember recent or past events
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Disorientation
  • Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
  • Sensitivity to loud noises
  • Fogginess

A REVOLUTION IN THE FIGHT AGAINST HEAD INJURIES

Studies show exposing the crown of head through contact or athletes experiencing high head impact workloads often drive head injuries.  To combat this, Athlete Intelligence is leading the revolution in the fight against head injuries for contact and collision sports. With the Athlete Intelligence Head-Impact Monitoring and Performance Tracking Platform, we’re giving sideline personnel a real-time understanding of what happens during games and practice, and how head-impact data can help an athlete play better and safer. Using sensors like our VECTOR MouthGuard, CUE Sport Sensor, or CUE+, Athlete Intelligence brings automated reporting and analytics from the field of play to a measurable understanding of exposure sustained.  If we know where and how many impacts our athletes take, we will be able to reduce the number.  If we reduce the number, we will reduce head injuries.  If we reduce head-injuries, we will protect our athletes.  In the fight against concussions, data is our best defense.

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Impact Detection

Our platform provides on-field and time-stamped data collection of each impact sustained by athletes and where the impacts occur on their head.

Data Transmission

Data is transmitted in real-time to a laptop on the sideline and is stored on a secure internet database. Bluetooth technology is also used for post-game or practice wireless data download.

Actionable Analytics

Automated reports and an analytics dashboard is provided to view all game or practice data. Teams use the reports to identify players with bad form, athletes taking the most amount of head impacts, and those taking the hardest hits and may require further evaluation.

ATHLETE INTELLIGENCE SYSTEM

Q: How does head-Impact monitoring help my team?

A: Head-impact monitoring is the only way to collect practice and game data to fully understand the amount of exposure each athlete is experiencing during contact and collision sports. The Athlete Intelligence platform helps collect the data and delivers it in an easy to read automated report highlighting which athletes may be at a greater risk of injury due to poor technique, receiving more impacts compared to their team or positional group, or which athletes are taking the hardest impacts. Having access to head-impact data directs coaches and athletic training staff to athletes who may need additional work on technique in order to remove their head from contact. Using data to improve athlete technique and therefore limit head-impact exposure mitigates the risk of head-related injuries.

Q: Will this system help identify or diagnose concussions?

A: No. The Athlete Intelligence Platform is intended to be used as a head-impact monitoring and performance tracking tool. It becomes a system for Coaches, Athletic Trainers, or Team Assistants to receive head-impact data allowing them to make more informed and data-supported decisions. The Athlete Intelligence Platform is not intended to remove decision making from a coach or medical professional, but rather help support it.

Q: Do the parents have access to the data?

A: No. The Athlete Intelligence Platform is designed to be used by sports teams and run by the Coaches or Athletic Training staff. There is currently no option for a parent to access the athlete data. If the team chooses to share the data with the parents, it is their decision.

Q: What impact severity threshold should be set to flag the harder impacts?

A: The Athlete Intelligence platform is designed to collect every head-impact sustained during a session. For products which support real-time notification, Coaches and Athletic training Staff can choose to turn on alerting if desired. The alerting function is designed to be set at both the team level and/or the individual athlete. Teams can customize the g-force severity they wish to receive alerts at and configure it during the season at any time

Q: How does knowing the impact location of each hit help my team?

A: By knowing the locations of each head-impact, Coaches and Athletic Training staff can quickly identify which athletes need additional work to their technique. Being able to identify the more dangerous crown of head impacts by team totals and individual athlete, teams can monitor proper technique is being followed, but more importantly where it is not and work closer with those athletes.

Q: How does knowing the impact quantity help my team?

A: Every team should always be looking at new way to limit head-impacts for their athletes. With the Athlete Intelligence platform and automated reporting tools, we highlight team, position, and athlete trends on head-impact exposure. Coaches use this data to better understand which drills may be leading to more head-impacts, or which position groups are becoming over-exposed to head impacts compared to their teammates.

Q: How does knowing the impact severity help my team?

A: While there is no clear correlation between g-force and head-injury being sustained, the severity of an impact allows for Coaches and Athletic training staff to have additional information when determining if further evaluation is required.

PRODUCTS

Q: What does the Vector MouthGuard and CUE Sport Sensor Measure?

A: Both the Vector MouthGuard and CUE Sport Sensor track and transmit the location, quantity, and severity of each impact sustained. The information becomes viewable in the Athlete Intelligence Web Platform and in the Athlete Intelligence Automated Reports.

Q: What is the main difference between the Vector MouthGuard and CUE Sport Sensor?

A: There are two main differences between the Vector MouthGuard and the CUE Sport Sensor. The first, Vector is an impact sensing mouthguard while CUE is designed to be affixed to a helmet or headband. Secondly, the Vector MouthGuard uses a sideline receiver in-order to transmit uninterrupted real time head-impact data to the sidelines. When an impact occurs over the teams preset threshold, an alert is sent to authorized users to determine if further evaluation is needed. The CUE Sport Sensor uses Bluetooth BLE to transmit data and is designed to download collected impacts following a game or practice.

Q: Why is the Vector MouthGuard considered the more premium product?

A: The Vector MouthGuard is considered the more premium product because of its high level of accuracy and uninterrupted real-time alerting. Since the mouth guard is connected to your upper teeth which is part of your skull, we can accurately measure acceleration and deceleration experienced when the head moves and pinpoint the direction of each impact. The Vector MouthGuard is also the only impact sensing mouth guard to use proprietary radio frequency to transmit data in real-time which outperforms Bluetooth speed and transmission range.

Q: How do I turn on the Vector MouthGuard?

A: The Vector MouthGuard uses a capacitive sensing strip to identify when the mouth guard is in an athlete’s mouth. When the Vector MouthGuard is in an athlete’s mouth, it turns itself on and when it is out of an athlete’s mouth, it turns itself off.

Q: What sports does the Vector MouthGuard work best for?

A: The Vector MouthGuard is recommended for team-use playing American Football, Hockey, or Lacrosse where a caged helmet is used.

Q: What sports does the CUE Sport Sensor work best for?

A: The CUE Sport Sensor is recommended for team-use playing American Football, Hockey, Lacrosse, and women’s soccer.

Q: Can I use my Vector MouthGuard with braces?

A: Yes. The Vector MouthGuard uses an exclusive material which allows for molding over braces. When molding over braces, please pay close attention to the fitting process as it is a little different compared to fitting without braces.

Q: How is the Vistamaxx material different from a normal mouthguard?

A: The Vistamaxx material is the latest scientific development to mouth guard material originally designed by ExxonMobil. Vistamaxx allows for the same boil and fit process and creates a much more durable and comfortable custom fit.

Q: Will the CUE Sport Sensor ever transmit in real-time like the Vector MouthGuard?

A: Yes. While the current version of the CUE Sport Sensor uses Bluetooth transmission technology, we plan to launch a real-time version in spring of 2020.

MISCELLANEOUS

Q: Can I purchase a single Vector MouthGuard or a Single CUE Sport Sensor?

A: No. Unfortunately, at this time the Athlete Intelligence head-impact monitoring and performance tracking platform is designed for team use only.

Q: How do teams typically pay for the system?

A: With greater concerns around head-related injuries, more teams have been writing the Athlete Intelligence Head-Impact monitoring platform into their budgets. Many schools have use technology budgets, STEM budgets, and education budgets. Others gain support from booster clubs, local sponsors, and even grants.

Q: Is the Impact data stored safely and secure?

A: Yes. All data is stored privately in secure databases designed for permission only access.

Q: How much does the Vector MouthGuard cost?

A: Athlete Intelligence offers various packages based on the number of athlete and contractual length of an agreement. All necessary products are included in the per athlete per year price. You may contact us directly at, sales@athleteintelligence.com for more information about pricing.

Q: How much does the CUE Sport Sensor cost?

A: Athlete Intelligence offers various packages based on the number of athlete and contractual length of an agreement. All necessary products are included in the per athlete per year price. You may contact us directly at, sales@athleteintelligence.com for more information about pricing.

Have additional questions? Contact us at: info@athleteintelligence.com.

In Every Athlete There is Pure Potential

In our information booklet you'll gain instant access to how you can improve technique, manage head-impacts, and reduce the risk of injury for your athletes.

What you will find in the Athlete Intelligence Info Booklet:

  • Athlete Intelligence Mission.
  • Head Impact Monitoring as the future of athlete Safety and Performance.
  • Athlete Intelligence Web Platform and Product Features.
  • Overview of the Athlete Intelligence Automated Reporting System.
  • How to Make Data Driven Decisions to improve athlete performance and safety.